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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Positional Release Therapy (PRT) Workshop

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April 6 & 7, 2018


Positional Release Therapy (PRT), also known as strain counter-strain, is a form of manual therapy that resolves pain and tissue dysfunction. It is a multi-faceted osteopathic treatment approach used to treat a variety of orthopaedic injury and painful conditions. Through positioning of the body and tissue in positions of comfort, the neurological system can be manipulated to interrupt the pain spasm cycle and over time, to reset the resting length of tissue in a "normal" range, which promotes increase in strength, performance and function. Essentially, PRT is the opposite of stretching. PRT is pain-free and is suited for all ages and many painful conditions. It is very useful in acute athletic injuries. The PRT faculty, Dr. Regis and Paula Turocy, are highly qualified, experienced clinicians and scholars, and will use a sound evidence-based approach to teaching so that participants will learn, understand, and be able to apply these techniques to their patients. The workshop consists of both lecture and guided hands-on practice. 



Friday, April 6 - 5:00-9:00 PM

Saturday, April 7 - 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

$145 Registration Fee

Minnesota State Mankato - Clinical Sciences Building, Room 350




 Friday, April 6, 2018
5:00-9:00 PM Introduction
  Theory and Application
 Saturday, April 7, 2018
8:00-8:30 AM Questions
8:30 AM-12:00 PM Lab - Top Ten Techniques
12:00-1:30 PM Lunch (on your own)
1:30-5:00 PM Lab - Upper/Lower Extremity and Spine Techniques continued



• Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing.

• Workshop contact hours can be applied toward Category D continuing education.


Friday:  Dinner provided

Saturday:  Snacks provided; lunch on your own

• Book:  Clinical Guide to Positional Release Therapy (with web resource) by Timothy E. Speicher.  Book available for purchase online through Amazon.

• Campus Parking: Convenient parking is available in front of the Clinical Sciences Building in Lots 5 & 5A.  No permit needed during the event dates.



Rev. Dr. Regis Turocy, DHCE, MPT

Dr. Regis Turocy received his bachelor of science degree from West Virginia University in 1970, his certificate in physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh in 1971, a Master of Science degree in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh in 1983, a Master of Arts in Health Care Ethics from Duquesne University in 1996, and his Doctorate in Health Care Ethics from Duquesne University in 2000. Dr. Turocy also has extensive experience in orthopedic physical therapy and complimentary/alternative care approaches to physical therapy. Upon graduating from physical therapy school, Dr. Turocy was commissioned as a Naval Officer in the United States Navy Medical Service Corps., and after 21 years of distinguished service he retired in 1991. After retirement he served as a full time faculty member at Duquesne University School of Health Related Professions and the Graduate School of Physical Therapy Slippery Rock University. He taught extensively in the areas of orthopedic manual therapy, electrotherapeutic modalities, health care ethics, and complementary approaches to health care. Dr. Turocy has provided numerous educational presentations to certified athletic trainers at the local, regional, state, district and national levels emphasizing the clinical use of Positional Release, Neural Tension, and Muscle Energy Techniques. Dr. Turocy was made an honorary member of the NATA in June of 2009. He is presently part of the teaching faculty for the Positional Release Institute.  Read more about Dr. Regis Turocy...


Dr. Paula Sammarone Turocy, LAT, ATC

Dr. Paula Turocy is the Director of the University's Pre-Medical and Health Professions Programs and is a senior RSHS faculty member and Associate Professor in the Department of Athletic Training. As one of the three founding faculty of the athletic training education program, she served as that program's first Program Director and first Department Chair, stepping down from that position after 21 years of service in 2013. Dr. Turocy also was the inaugural Anna L. Rangos Rizakus Endowed Chair of Health Sciences and Ethics for the Rangos School and the Interim Dean of the Rangos School of Health Sciences in the 2016-2017 academic year. Dr. Turocy received her doctorate in education with an emphasis in medical curriculum from the University of Virginia. While at the University of Virginia, she also served as the Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean of Education and Doctoral Fellow in the Office of Admissions. Prior to her work at the University of Virginia, Dr. Turocy received her master's degree from Michigan State University where she also served as a graduate assistant, and her Bachelor of Science degree with teaching certification (K-12) from West Chester State College. She has held academic appointments at the Old Dominion University, University of Pittsburgh, Eastern Kentucky University and Penn State University-Scranton. Dr. Turocy has done over one hundred and fifty professional presentations and has a number of professional publications, including serving as the lead author on the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Position Statement on Safe Weight Loss and Maintenance Practices in Sport and Exercise.  Read more about Dr. Paula Turocy...